General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 1.5 to 2 feet, to 4 feet possible
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Various insects

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Common names
  • American Umbrella Leaf
  • Umbrella Leaf
  • American Umbrellaleaf
  • Umbrella-Leaf

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Location: Howick Hall gardens, Northumberland, England UK 
Date: 2020-06-01
Diphylleia cymosa
Location: Porters Creek trail in the Smokies.
Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Date: 2020-05-26
a group
Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Date: 2020-05-26
flower close-up
Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Date: 2020-05-26
a clump
Location: Botanical Garden Berlin
Date: 2017-10-22
Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Date: 2020-05-26
flower stalk and leaves
Location: Botanical Garden Berlin
Location: Botanical Garden Berlin
Date: 2017-10-22
Location: Botanical Garden Berlin
Location: Botanical Garden Berlin

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: garden of botanist Robert R. Kowal in Madison, Wisconsin
photo by James Steakley
Comments:
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on May 26, 2020 7:00 PM concerning plant:
    I just found some nice groups of this woodland perennial planted on woodland slopes at Jenkins Arboretum in southeast Pennsylvania. It is native to the southern Appalachians from northern Alabama & Georgia up to eastern Tennessee and Virginia, growing on moist slopes, seepages, and along streams. This makes a beautiful groundcover. A few native plant and specialty nurseries offer this species.

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